‘About justice or winning?’ GMB’s Alex Beresford weighs in on Meghan Markle court ruling

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Good Morning Britain weatherman Alex Beresford has taken to Twitter to weigh in on the latest ruling in Meghan Markle’s court battle. Prince Harry announced that his wife had launched a court case against Associated Newspapers in October 2019 after they published extracts from a “personal” letter the Duchess of Sussex had sent her father. Today, it was announced that the former actress has won the latest stage in her legal fight against them in the privacy and copyright case.

Is this about justice or winning? #power

Alex Beresford

In view of his 247,700 followers, the ITV weatherman wrote: “Is this about justice or winning? #power.”

Alex was responding to ITV News’ Royal Editor Chris Ship who shared an update on the news earlier today.

He wrote: “NEW: After losing against Meghan at the High Court and then today at the Court of Appeal, Associated Newspapers – the Mail on Sunday owners – announces: ‘We are considering an appeal to the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom.’

“(You may not have heard of the last of this case),” he ended his post, alongside a shocked face emoji.

Commenting on the weatherman’s post, the star’s followers had their say following the recent ruling.

Speaking about the Duchess of Sussex’s case, David Walker wrote: “Imagine the good they could do if they donated the money they’d spend on such an appeal to a charity.”

Addressing today’s outcome, Helen Prisley added: “They will lose again! Her texts are v clear, she didn’t want it being published but feared it could be.” (sic)

While Junker Barlow predicted the effect the court ruling would have on former GMB presenter Piers Morgan.

They penned: “It’ll have Piers Morgan puffing himself up and going purple in the face so that’s a plus.”

Earlier today, it was revealed that the former Suits actress has triumphed in court as judges ruled against overturning the previous High Court ruling over her letter to her estranged father.

In February 2019, the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline published over five articles extracts from a “personal and private” letter Meghan sent to her father, Thomas Markle Snr.

Subsequently, Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and MailOnline, lost a Court of Appeal challenge against a ruling in favour of Meghan over the publication of extracts from the letter which she sent in August 2018.

Prince Harry announced the Duchess of Sussex had decided to sue Associated Newspapers in a statement issued in early October 2019, as the couple were completing a royal tour in South Africa.

Meghan claimed Associated Newspapers’ articles containing her letter misused her private information, infringed her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act.

The Duchess won her privacy case in February, when High Court judge Lord Justice Warby ruled in her favour without a full trial, saying the publication of these extracts had been “manifestly excessive and hence unlawful”.

Giving his ruling, the judge said the majority of the content published was about Meghan’s “behaviour, her feelings of anguish about her father’s behaviour, as she saw it, and the resulting rift between them”.

He added: “These are inherently private and personal matters.”

Associated Newspapers challenged this ruling and brought an appeal against this decision.

During a three-day hearing held in November, the British media publisher’s lawyers argued the case should go to a trial.

However, judges Sir Geoffrey Vos, Dame Victoria Sharp and Lord Justice Bean dismissed the publisher’s appeal in a ruling on Thursday morning.

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